LongLake Festival Lugano 2014

Starting from July 2nd and lasting through August 2nd, 2014 is the LongLake Festival Lugano. This is the fourth year for the festival, which offers plenty of fun for the whole family. If you attend, you can expect 250 events and outstanding guests that are sure to enliven the city, its squares, streets and parks each and every day for almost a month.

There is going to be a little something for everyone at the festival – entertainment, theatre and dance shows, concerts as well as a lot of activities for kids.

If you want to get more familiar with the ongoing events of the festival, know that the LongLake Festival has been split in six different Festivals this year. There is the Rock’n’More Festival Lugano, Classica Festival Lugano, Buskers Festival Lugano, Urban Art Festival Lugano, Family Festival Lugano, Words Festival Lugano and many other side events Plus.

Entrance to all of the events and festivities are completely free.

LongLake Rock’n’More Festival Lugano
21 July – 02 August 2014
The Festival, entirely dedicated to live music, offers a rich international programme ranging from rock to pop, folk, indie, reggae and punk music.

LongLake Classica Festival Lugano
02 July – 02 August 2014
The world class line-up goes beyond the traditional classical music boundaries with original cabaret and crossover proposals. As a complement to the Festival, the appreciated Sunday matinées in the outstanding scenery of the Ciani Park and the great performers of the Cello Love review.

LongLake Buskers Festival Lugano
16 July – 20 July 2014
The street artists’ Festival which is an apparent delirium of freaks, artists, egos and musicians assembling and disassembling in an artistic harmony of beauty and fullness.

LongLake Urban Art Festival Lugano
02 July – 02 August 2014
A variety of arts initiatives aimed at connecting the residents to the urban background.

LongLake Family Festival Lugano
02 July – 02 August 2014
With a wide choice of events for families and children, the Festival proposes fairy tales reading, movies, magic and illusion shows.

LongLake Words Festival Lugano
02 July – 02 August 2014
The Festival gives voice to writers, actors, artists and other speakers who will interact with the audience. Within the Festival, words take on different shades and expressions when used in music, theatre, movies and images.

LongLake PLUS
02 July – 02 August 2014
It’s the sum of all other proposals adding value to the Lugano Summer. Amongst them: the dance entertainment of Ritmo Costante, the Ticino Musica and the Ceresio Estate Festivals, the screenings at the lakeside (Cinema al Lago) and the entertainment proposed by the Lugano bars and clubs. Even if it’s not a Festival, PLUS completes the LongLake schedule involving many other organizers and increasing the visibility of other season programmes offered by the city.

Getting there: There is plenty of free parking if you need to drive to the festival location. Get all the transport details at http://longlake.ch/en/getting-to-the-longlake-festival/

Get full details on the lineup for each night by checking out the festival’s official website at http://longlake.ch/en/ (this is the English version).